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CraneWorks to Acquire Midwest Crane Repair

Jon Henry

Dec. 1, 2021 - CraneWorks Inc., one of North America’s premier crane sales, service, parts, and rental dealers, will acquire Midwest Crane Repair LLC on Jan. 4, 2022.

Midwest Crane Repair will then be rebranded as CraneWorks St. Louis and become the company’s ninth nationwide location.

Founded in 2002, CraneWorks has consistently expanded its offerings and footprint in all
things lifting.

Midwest Crane Repair has operated in the St. Louis area since it was founded in 2013 and quickly became known as the area’s group to call for top-tier crane technicians.

CraneWorks says the acquisition represents a big win for both companies’ customers in Missouri, Illinois, and surrounding areas. The agreement enhances CraneWorks’ ability to provide top notch support while expanding the footprint of its rapidly growing service and parts offerings.

Meanwhile, Midwest Crane Repair will retain its existing staff and management so its loyal
customers can continue receiving the same level of expertise and support they’ve come to expect.

"This acquisition represents our commitment to continue to provide best in class service in an expanded territory,” said Keith Ayers, CEO of CraneWorks. “For the past several years, we
hired and trained some of the best crane technicians in the industry and quickly became
known as the go-to provider when our customers need their equipment back up and
running. The team at Midwest Crane Repair built a reputation in the region by performing
top quality work with the sense of urgency that the crane market demands, making them a
perfect fit for the CraneWorks team.”

“At MCR, we have always tried to go the extra mile for our customers,” said Jon Henry,
owner of Midwest Crane Repair. “We understand that downtime at a jobsite can be costly,
or worse, damage our relationship with one of our customers. Therefore, we take a
personal approach and a vested interest in getting our customers’ equipment back up and
running as soon as possible.”

Added Henry, “I see this same theory of operation at CraneWorks. Keith Ayers and
David Collis have built a respected company through hard work and dedication to the
industry. I could not envision a better fit for myself and my team at MCR than to be a part of
the CraneWorks family.”

Henry continued by saying that CraneWorks St. Louis will still provide best-in-class service to its customers in the Midwest, and will now have direct access to multiple crane manufacturer lines for new machines, rentals, parts, and software.

“Additionally, our existing customers will be able to lean on the rest of the CraneWorks team in areas of the country where historically we were not able to provide service,” he said.


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